Unfortunately, neglecting routine maintenance of your septic tank can really cost you in the long run. What’s happening below your lawn today could be an expensive headache tomorrow, so make sure you don’t forget about doing basic maintenance of your septic system.
When Was the Last Time You Had Your Tank Pumped?
The EPA recommends that you have your tank pumped every 3 – 5 years. But depending on the size of your family and your water usage, you may need to have it pumped more regularly. Septic systems are common in rural and suburban areas; so if you’ve just moved into a new home in a rural location, you should have your septic system inspected to ensure that the previous owners have properly maintained the home’s septic system. With easy regular maintenance, you can make sure that everything is running efficiently. While it may seem like a hassle to maintain your system, in the long run, a maintained septic system will save your time and money.
What Can Happen If My Septic System is Not Properly Maintained?
If your system is not properly maintained, solids could leak into your drain field and cause your wastewater to back up. A situation like this could cost you thousands of dollars to repair, so make sure that you’re taking the proper steps to ensure that your system is functioning efficiently.
Proper maintenance is key to extending the lifespan of your system; a properly maintained septic system has the potential to last from 20 to 30 years, but it is not unheard of for a septic system to last for as many as 50 years.
Call HEP for a Pumping or Repair Appointment Today!
If you have any questions or concerns about your system, call HEP today at (865) 234-0501! We can answer your questions or schedule an appointment for one of our experienced technicians to come out to your home for an inspection.
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